Professor Cindy Shannon is a descendent of the Ngugi people from Moreton Bay. In 2011 Cindy was appointed as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education) at The University of Queensland and is also currently the Director of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, which was established in late 2014.
Cindy was previously the Director of the Centre for Indigenous Health at The University of Queensland and guided the development and implementation of Australia’s first degree level program that specifically targeted Aboriginal health workers. Professor Shannon has contributed to Indigenous health policy development and implementation nationally and undertaken a number of independent primary health care service reviews, including a major report for the 2003 interdepartmental review of primary health care service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Cindy was a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council, and chaired its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Advisory Committee from 2005-2012. She is currently also:
- Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Member, Health and Hospital Fund Advisory Board
- Chair of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation
- Member, Greater Brisbane Metro South Medicare Local Board
- Board member, Lives Lived Well